June 25-28, 2017, 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium

You are cordially invited to the 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium in Chicago!


The 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium will be held from Sunday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago Downtown in Chicago, Illinois. Please send any inquiry to Dr. Lanju Zhang (Lanju.zhang@abbvie.com).

The city of Chicago enjoys a beautiful Spring, Summer, and Fall throughout the year, and is easily accessible from most cities across North America. Downtown Chicago provides a great variety of dining, accommodation and shopping, etc. In addition, it offers world-class attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis Tower - Skydeck Chicago, the Museum Campus featuring Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium; and the Millennium Park, all within walking distance from the Hilton Chicago. Details are on the symposium website: http://bioinfo.stats.northwestern.edu/~icsa/. Online registration is open now, please click following link: http://www.icsa.org/icsa_login/meeting/login.php.


Call for Invited Session Proposals


We welcome your invited session proposals. The invited sessions will be processed through program committee. If you plan to organize an invited session, please communicate with one of the program committee members. An invited session will be 100 minutes with 4 speakers or 3 speakers and one discussant. A proposal includes 1) session title, 2) organizer, 3) session chair, 4) list of speakers and discussant. It is required to confirm all speakers' availability before submitting a proposal. There is a one-talk rule for speakers, but one can serve as a discussant in another invited session while speaking in an invited or contributed session. The deadline for the invited session proposal is November 15, 2016.


Call for Student Paper Award Applications


Up to eight student award winners (five Student Travel Awards, one Jiann-Ping Hsu Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences Student Paper, and possible two ASA Biopharmaceutical Awards) will be selected. Each winner will receive a plaque or certificate, an award for travel and registration reimbursement up to $1,000 or a cash award of $550, whichever is bigger, as well as free registration for a short course. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.


Call for Short Course Proposals


Anyone who is interested in giving a one-day or half-day short course at 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium is welcome to submit a short-course proposal to Dr. Jun Zhao (zhao.jun@abbvie.com). The submission deadline is December 31, 2016.


Executive Committee for the 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium


• Lanju Zhang, Chair of Organizing Committee, AbbVie Inc.

• Xuming He, Program Committee Chair, University of Michigan

• Yuan Ji, Program Book Chair, University of Chicago

• Hongmei Jiang, Local Committee Chair, Northwestern University

• Xuan Liu, Treasurer, AbbVie Inc.

• Lingsong Zhang, Student Paper Award Chair, Purdue University

• Jun Zhao, Short Course Chair, AbbVie Inc.

• Bo Yang, Fund Raising Chair, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

• Wei Shen, Strategic Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company

Meeting Start Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Meeting Type: 
Meeting Location: 
Chicago, Illinois